Hot cheese dip fresh out of the oven with crackers and veggies around it.

Jalapeño Hot Cheese Dip

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Jalapeño Hot Cheese Dip is everything dreams are made of. Super cheesy and creamy with just the right touch of spice makes this a true crowd pleaser. Bonus: it’s crazy easy to make!



  • 2 250-gram packages of room temperature cream cheese
  • 2 cups plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 4 ounces (1/4 cup) chopped pimientos (from a jar)
  • 4 jalapeños, seeds removed and minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: paprika, salt, and pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the cream cheese, yogurt or sour cream,  1 1/2 cups of mozzarella, 1 1/2 cups of cheddar, pimientos, most of the jalapeños, most of the green onions, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to a large mixing bowl and cream together with a spatula, wooden spoon, or electric beater.
  3. Pour into a 9″ cast iron pan or baking dish. Smooth the top and sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella, cheddar, jalapeños, and green onions.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes then broil for 5 minutes. Let the dip cool for a couple of minutes before serving.


Serve this hot cheese dip with regular or gluten-free crackers or (my favorite!) assorted veggies.